Angels first baseman Casey Kotchman was pulled off the field during pregame warmups this afternoon at Fenway Park. And there are strong indications he is about to be traded to the Braves for Mark Teixeira, according to a source with knowledge of those discussions. Details are still being finalized, and additional, lesser names are expected to be involved. But Kotchman for Teixeira is the core of this deal.
I don't think Tex will negoiate, but I think Angels should at least be one of the few teams that can sign him. As an Angel fan I hope this goes through. Losing Kotchman hurts but getting back Tex is priceless, not to mention even if he leaves you get 2 1st round picks back.